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Compare Online Learning Formats

Choose how you learn

You’re busy. You need the flexibility to study where and when it’s convenient for you. We offer two online learning formats, GuidedPath and FlexPath, so you can pick the one that meets your needs and learn on your time.

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Two online learning formats fit for your life

All programs available. If you’re looking for a flexible way to learn with pre-set deadlines and group discussions, GuidedPath is a good option for you. The extra structure is designed to help you stay on track.

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Course schedule

Take up to three classes per quarter, each with weekly set deadlines. Our GuidedPath format follows a quarter system schedule with 10-week classes per quarter.

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Tuition

Pay per-credit tuition every quarter. Resource fees may apply, and financial aid is available.

How you learn

Participate in weekly discussion posts with your classmates and faculty. You’ll also complete weekly assignments for faculty feedback, with access to academic advisors to help keep you on track.

Grading

You’ll receive a letter grade from faculty based on the assignment or project quality.

Select bachelor’s and master’s programs available. If you’re self-motivated and want even more flexibility, FlexPath may be a good fit for you. You’ll set your own deadlines and move through your coursework at your own pace.

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Course schedule

Set your own deadlines. When you complete a course, you can move on to the next one right away. Enroll in up to two classes at a time with no limit on how many courses you complete in every 12-week billing session. 

money

Tuition

Pay a flat-rate tuition every 12-week billing session. Resource fees may apply, and financial aid is available. 

How you learn

Engage one-on-one with faculty to receive feedback on your assessments and work with tutors when you need help.

Grading

To demonstrate competency, you’ll complete assessments for faculty to review and evaluate based on your level of mastery of the topic. 

Try our online learning formats

Not sure which learning format is right for you? Our PathFinder Quiz will offer a suggestion based on your learning preferences, or you can take a free trial course to see what it’s like before you apply.

Flexible learning

92% of GuidedPath alumni agree Capella provided the flexibility they needed to pursue their degree.1

Move at your pace

92% of alumni report that FlexPath allowed them to use their knowledge and experience to move faster through their program.2

Happy grads

90% of alumni are satisfied with their Capella experience.2

1Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2017-2018
2Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2017

Take the next step

Picture yourself in a cap and gown, ready to take on what’s ahead. Get started on your journey now by connecting with an enrollment counselor. See how Capella may be a good fit for you, and start the application process.